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7 questions & answers about California's wildfires

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:59
The Camp Fire in Northern California's Butte County and the Woolsey Fire in southern Los Angeles and Ventura Counties are breaking records every day.  A good source to follow breaking news is the LA Times Live Feed and
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Keeping current on California’s wildfires

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:36
As three separate wildfires burn across California, reports on stretched suppression operations, massive structural losses, and tragic fatalities dominate the news.      According to an L.A. Times briefing (as of Monday 24 November, 10:45
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Connect with NFPA staff where outreach and community risk reduction occur

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 07:27
NFPA wants to connect with you on wildfire and fire & life safety public education beyond just blogs. Many of the Wildfire Division and Public Education staff are active on Twitter and bring their diverse backgrounds to their real-time updates on
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Ensuring social equity in wildfire community outreach

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:48
The November/December NFPA Journal® is out and its Wildfire column explores social equity in wildfire preparedness and outreach. While fire does not discriminate, we need to make sure we aren’t just talking to the residents who may already be
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Looking at weather predictors and wildfire severity

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 14:56
Wildfires can occur anywhere when the conditions are right. One of the most horrific wildfires in the history of the United States occurred in October 1871 in Wisconsin, “The Great Peshtigo Fire.” In that fire alone which occurred on the same
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Does wildfire mitigation work? Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network documents successes

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 07:00
If you are wondering if wildfire safety projects are worth the effort, check out the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network’snew blog, “Does Wildfire Mitigation Work? 16 Examples and Counting.” The article explores success
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Weather Channel creates video about how wildfires spread

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 14:01
The Weather Channel has created a video that shows how a wildfire spreads. It does not take much for a fire to ignite when the conditions are right, and this video not only gives you an on the ground view but also provides a bird’s eye view with
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